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Adjust PSI How can adjust the psi on this compressor? I am using this with a angled nail for 3/8inch hoardwood and it is damaging the wood. Thanks

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There should be a regulator on the output line, looks like this, http://www.aircompressors.us.com/store/i/is.aspx?path=/Shared/images/Powermate/019-0188CT.jpg&lr=t&bw=300&bh=300

by turning the top portion of the regulator you adjust the pressure

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The compressor does not get over 40 psi. It simply does not pump over that.

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